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Glen Elgin 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.07/100
votes
417
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
Speyside Single Pot Still Malt Whisky
Barcode
5000281016474
Added on
21 Aug 2007 7:00 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 36,29

34 × in wishlist

417 × member ratings

1002 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Elgin 12-year-old

70 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.07 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, my secret favorite among the classic malts, often underestimated or overlooked, for 30 € he was a bargain, 35-40 are still fair.
    • Nose
      sweet, caramel, marzipan, honey, with oranges, dried figs / apricots, raisins, fruit cake
    • Taste
      malty sweetness, honey, white coffee, sweetened canned fruits, mild spicy (pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon - but only very soft), dry mouthfeel
    • Finish
      medium long, strong, dark chocolate, pepper

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Notes half way through the bottle some 5 months since opening it:

    Nose: red fruit compote, white and milk chocolate, sultana raisins, honey, caramel, mint, slight aniseed and a whiff of cinnamon.

    Taste: a light to medium body with dried fruits, clear chocolate, a sligthy bitter wood note and some green herbal spicyness.

    Finish: not that long but pleasant with again the dried fruits, cocoa, coffeebitter and a little nutmeg.

    A very decent mildly sherried bottling. Actually quite pleasant, but lacking somewhat in depth and complexity. Still available for around the €30 mark in NL, which is good value for money.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    A very simple, neat Speyside Malt for a small price;
    • Nose
      restrained: some malt, citrus fruit, mint, hint of vanilla;
    • Taste
      sweet (honey), lemons, apples, malt, slightly oily, oak, spicy mouth filling;
    • Finish
      medium length finish, dry seasoning, oak;

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Overall a pleasant whisky suitable for breakfast, similar to a Glenkichie 12.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Soft fruity like scent - Asian pear, coconut husk and figs
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is very easy going and mild, dried apricots build up into orange peel. Small bits of cocoa like pleasure at the end of the throat.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Lingering cornflakes and honey at the back of the tongue. Medium ending, not too long.

  5. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    88p for an older version more than a decade ago ... 82 for the current version , still a decent whisky but missing the dusty old school effect of the past

  6. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    He does not hurt. He is harmonious, the finish should be a little longer.
    • Nose
      Sweet almond flavor, orange peel, honey and vanilla - the Speyside in the glass. Stings something in the nose.
    • Taste
      Mild and fruity, while slightly woody and with pleasant coffee notes. Again almond flavor, on the tongue but also a dollop of walnut ice cream.
    • Finish
      Short, dry, pleasant portion of wood, oranges and almonds.

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. vojt466 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fine, fruity honey scent - ripe pears, citrus, gingerbread. All this is complemented by a light ginger spice.
    • Taste
      The taste is very civilized and pleasantly rounded with light spice. Malt, honey, immature apricots, salt also manifests.
    • Finish
      Dozvuk continues to taste, only slightly dries with primary cereal tones and coffee in the background.

  10. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

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